After a drop in numbers, homeschooling is on the rise again in Tauranga. The Bay of Plenty Times got to chat to a current and past homeschooling parent and find out a little bit about why they made the choice to base learning from home.

Figures obtained from the Ministry of Education showed that after a drop in the number of children in homeschooling in 2015 and 2016, the total number of homeschoolers in Tauranga and the Western Bay of Plenty hit the highest it had been in a decade in 2018.

On July 1 2018, there were a total